Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness

Philippine Weather Forecast: No “Habagat” yet

Though we are already halfway into the month, there is still no trace of southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). According to PAGASA, habagat…

Philippine Weather Forecast: The Sun is up on Philippine Independence Day

Today, as we celebrate the 117th Philippine Independence Day, Luzon and Visayas will enjoy fair weather. According to PAGASA, isolated rain showers due to thunderstorms are mostly likely to occur…

“TAG-ULAN” Checklist: Rainy Day Essentials

Thunderstorm occurrence has become prevalent during the past few days. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) says that the rainy season is now in progress. The southwest…

Squat if you must: How to keep yourself safe during thunderstorms

Even during good weather, thunderstorm activities may still happen. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), thunderstorms are formed through convection. This is when the heat accumulated during…

Preparing for Huge Quakes

The Philippines lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire where the most number of volcanic and seismic activities are recorded. Provinces at risk to earthquakes include Surigao Del Sur, La…

Ensuring an Earthquake-Resilient Home

Earthquake Survival quite literally begins in your own home. To ensure safety against tremors, it’s important to assess your living space to know what types of repair and reinforcement it…

Why Bring a Bug Out Bag?

Because we live in an archipelago often frequented by cyclones and quakes, preparedness should be part of our lifestyle. That’s why it’s wise to devote a few hours of assembling…

Super typhoon and Signal Number 5, now part of PAGASA’s terminology

In meteorology, the life cycle of a tropical cyclone starts with cloud clusters that develop into a low pressure area (LPA). Once this LPA intensifies, it becomes a tropical cyclone,…

EVACUATION CAMPS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIG ONE

In preparation for the possible movement of the Valley Fault System that may jolt the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA) within this lifetime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has…